In my previous life as an object-oriented Pascal programmer for the Macintosh, we learned to internationalize by using full sentences like: "Sorry, you cannot ^1 because ^2". We learned not to use String concatenation, but to use parameter substitution instead. One problem that we solved is that different languages can have different word orders. String concatenation assumes a particular language's word order, whereas parameter substitution works for languages with a different word order.
In Pascal, the code looked like:
string2 := Param4(string1,param1,param2,param3);
In Java should I just use: String.replace(String,String) and call String.replace() once for each parameter?
Is there an easy way to do this with regular expressions or with the Pattern class? With Java 5.0, I could write my own function using varargs to take any number of parameters.
In Unicode is there a better character to indicate parameter substitution than the caret "^"?
Post by:Jim Yingst
If you use JDK 5 you can use format strings (e.g. the format() methods added to PrintWriter) to do this, along with a many other features. Or in JDK 1.3 or 1.4, you can use java.text.MessageFormat instead.
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